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I'm Jim Hayes. I'm a techie entrepreneur who, with my wife and business partner, Karen, started one of the world's first fiber optic test equipment companies, Fotec, in 1981 that was acquired by Fluke Networks. I had also been involved in training cabling and fiber optic technicians since 1982 through a Fotec organization we called Fiber U. The Fotec and Fiber U websites and all the training materials we created were probably the most popular in communications cabling.

 I'm the President of The Fiber Optic Association and Karen and I run The FOA and VDV Works LLC, a company that provides tech support to the VDV (voice-data-video) industry. We've revived Lennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics and Uncle Ted's Guide To VDV Cabling on the web for everyone who missed these highly-praised introductions to fiber optics and structured cabling. Fiber U has been adopted by FOA for their free online web-based training. I have several books in print, write articles and columns on cabling for many publications and serve as a contributing editor to Electrical Contractor and TED magazines. I'm also a frequent speaker at seminars and conventions.

This website includes my personal pages and links to those of my family.

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My professional resume
My writings
VDV Works
VDV Academy
Since the early 1960s, I've been involved with photography, sports cars and sports car racing. During the 60s, I "wrenched" for various teams and photographed many races. I've retired from racing myself but maintain my interest in cars. I also collect auto art and models - like this Dallaire tether car from the 30s. And I still follow Astronomy!
My big interest today is photography, which I also began in the 60s. I have thousands of photos of racing, much from 60s era sports car races that I'm still cataloging, putting online and then giving them to the Watkins Glen racing library for preservation. I also am "curator" of many images of 50's racing taken by Howard Wolery, the high school teacher who got me interested in both sports cars and photography. Like most photographers, I abandoned film for digital photography years ago. I have posted a "few" of my favorite photos here.
Karen and I enjoy travel, especially nature trips around the world and local in in our new home in California. We've been to Egypt, the Galapogas, Canada (Grizzlies) Kenya, UAE and Lebanon, and whale watching in Baja. And more!
Karen and I moved to California in early 2003 from the suburbs of Boston to a rural mountainside between LA and San Diego. Here's some photos of the place we bought, local animals, plants, cars and some peculiarities of California! We're working on a new website for our farm, Food Chain Farm.

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